New Recipe: My favorite turkey breakfast sausage

Homemade spicy turkey breakfast sausage
Spicy Turkey Breakfast Sausage recipe

This turkey sausage recipe is one of my favorite newer discoveries. It's pretty spicy but it's the best kind of spicy -- the kind where you just can't stop eating it! I love the sweet maple syrup flavor, the fennel, cloves, nutmeg, thyme, pepper... really all of it is just the perfect combination for a homemade sausage patty.

If you have a big family, making patties and frying them can be time-consuming. It's much faster to just fry the sausage in a skillet. I usually end up making a triple or qudaruple batch of this sausage, making a few patties, and frying the rest into crumbles. I buy my ground turkey at Costco, of course. Making it into sausage is cheaper than purchasing pre-made sausage, and I absolutely love the strong, fresh flavor of this recipe!

This sausage can easily be mixed up and refrigerated for a few hours or a couple of days until you're ready to cook it. You can also pre-form patties, freeze them, and cook them straight from the freezer when you need them. (See the recipe for more complete instructions.)

Veggie omelet with meat

I find this sausage recipe to be great for a variety of meals. Here are some of the things I've tried:

Omelets -- Perfect with chopped onions and peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, and this turkey sausage!

Sausage gravy and biscuits -- Turn this sausage into a gravy, make homemade biscuits and serve the hot sausage gravy and biscuits for a breakfast your family will love! Directions for making sausage gravy are included in the recipe.

Pizza -- Use the cooked sausage crumbles as the meat topping on homemade pizza. (Here is my easy homemade pizza recipe.)

Spaghetti and meat sauce -- Cook spaghetti, make your favorite spaghetti sauce, and add  cooked sausage crumbles. This sausage gives spaghetti a wonderfully different flavor!

What else should I try with my spicy sausage? :)


We eat a very simple soup made of five ingredients with our spicy sausage. Start with the spicy sausage, cooked and crumbled, add lots of chicken broth and bring it to a boil, add bowtie pasta and cook per package directions, add black pepper and chopped fresh parsley right before serving. It's a huge hit in our family, and can be made in one pot so it's simple and satisfying. The kids love it with crusty bread to dip in it. You ought to try it!

Sydney, that soup sounds so good! I even have fresh parsley right now. I'll have to try this soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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